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Most businesses in Myanmar not disaster-ready, experts say

19 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Most businesses in Myanmar are not prepared for natural disasters that hit the country every year, such as drought, cyclones, landslides and floods, experts said. U Soe Tun, co-chair of the Myanmar Private Sector Disaster Management Network, said private businesse...
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Details Scarce on Funding, Planning for Flood Prevention at New Yangon City Project

18 Sep 19 - Source: The Irrawady - YANGON—Lying 5 meters below mean sea level, receiving a large amount of rainfall during the monsoon season and surrounded by waterways on three sides, the nearly 20,000-acres of land on the west bank of the Yangon River that lie directly across from Myanmar's comme...
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ျမစ္အတြက္ ေနရာေပးပါ – “တာေတြရဲ႕ ျပႆနာ” - Room for the River – “The Problem with Levees”

(ေရႀကီးေရလွ်ံမႈေတြကို တားဆီးကာကြယ္ရာမွာ တာေတြဟာ အလြန္အဖိုးတန္ပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမဲ့ သူတို႔တစ္မ်ိဳးတည္း အေပၚမွာ မွီခိုလြန္းေနတာက အလုပ္မျဖစ္ဘူးဆိုတာ လြန္ခဲ့တဲ့ ရာစုႏွစ္တစ္ခုကထဲက သိခဲ့ၾကတဲ့အရာပါ။) မစၥစ္စီပီ၊ မစ္ဆိုရီ၊ အိုဟိုင္ယိုး၊ အီလီႏြာနွင့္ အျခား မ်ားစြာေသာ အေမရိကန္ႏိုင္ငံအတြင္းရွိ ျမစ္ႀကီးမ်ားအားလံုး၏ သမိ...
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Shan people oppose IFC’s study promoting dams in Namtu river: NGO

16 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Shan people are opposing a study by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, because it promotes the building of dams on the Namtu River, according to Action for Shan State Rivers, a local non-governmental organization. Ci...
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Plans underway for aerial seeding in Inle Lake area by helicopter

15 Sep 19 - Source: Mizzima - Aerial seeding will be jointly carried out in the Inle Lake areas in Shan State (South) by the Forestry Department under Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Conservation and the Htoo Companies Group. They will reportedly grow trees by aerial seeding in five pl...
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Myanmar at risk from worsening climate crisis

14 Sep 19 - Source: Mizzima - The risks of climate change to Myanmar were discussed at a seminar for MPs organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Naypyitaw this week. The event held on September 9 gave MPs from seven Hluttaw committees a chance to discuss the issue with three ...
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Ministry urges farmers to save water

10 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation has urged farmers to use water more efficiently as there is less water behind the country's more than 300 reservoirs and dams despite the current rainy season. The monsoon, which started in late May, is due to ...
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Spectators throng to see traditional boat-rowing race in Meiktila

10 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - A Myanmar traditional boat-rowing competition was flagged off at 10 am on 9 September in Meiktila Town as part of the 136th Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Buddha Pujaniya Festival, and attracted huge crowds from nearby towns and villages and visitors from acro...
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25 factories cleared to export fish to EU

09 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar -​​ The authorities have granted permission to 25 cold-storage factories to export fish to the EU market so far, according to the Fisheries Department. However, the factories will be struck off the list, if they fail to export fish within six months, i...
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Clay pots find new market along Shweli River

09 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Earthen pots are now available in the villages located on the banks along the Shweli, a river serving as a boundary between Katha District of Sagaing Region and northern Shan State. Once, villagers of the area had to buy clay pots they used mostly as...
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IBTT opens bulk terminal to provide port services

09 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar -  A bulk terminal at Thilawa Special Economic Zone in southern Yangon was opened on 7th September offering the handling of the bulk cargoes (grain, feed, Agri inputs, construction materials and other any possible bulk cargoes) in Thilawa port are...
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Smart City Mandalay

9 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Regional leaders made the decision to establish the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) at a summit in April last year. Being a member to the network, Myanmar pledged to establish Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay as smart cities. Mandalay is receiving e...
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DRR looking for experts Myanmar mission

DRR-Team is looking for three or four experts for a scoping mission related to the floods that hit Myanmar in mid-August. These floods caused the displacement of more than 110,000 persons, and more than 70 people were killed in a landslide. The mission will focus on the Bilin and Lower Thanlwin rive...
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National Disaster Management Committee receives aid for flood-afflicted regions

05 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - A ceremony to accept donations from the Road and Bridge B.O.T Entrepreneurs Association to provide aid to flood-affected regions was held at the Vice President's meeting hall of the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Vice President U Henry...
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Monsoon death toll reaches 91, 65 injured

05 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Strong winds, heavy rain, flash floods and landslides brought about by the monsoon season that started on June 25 have killed 91 people, and injured another 65, the Disaster Management Department said on Wednesday. More than 200,000 people have been displaced by f...
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